Brachysyncline

brachysyncline

[‚brak·i′sin‚klīn]
(geology)
A broad, short syncline.

Brachysyncline

 

a short synclinal fold of layers of rock having an oval cross section. The layers of rock that form the brachysyncline slope toward the center on all sides. A brachysyncline is represented on a geological map in the form of concentric oval rings, with the younger rocks located in the center; the rocks become progressively older toward the periphery.

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The first name relates to a synclinal tectonic unit discovered in the early 20th century by Leppla (1900) and later investigated and named by Don (Don & Don, 1960) as Idzikow Brachysyncline.
In this figure, however, there are visible linearly extended strips, which relate to cropped out layers of various weathering resistivity that led to formation of steep slopes along the limbs of the Idzikow Brachysyncline.
This similarity is increased by undoubtedly steep inclination of conglomerate layers in the eastern limb of the Idzikow Brachysyncline, as it appears in the Pasterskie Skalki rock site (Don & Don, 1960--Fig.
A question then arises, whether we are dealing with a monocline or a brachysyncline.